Sunday, February 28, 2010

it's gone...

so as it turned out the last day of summer was a bit of a fizzer.
it rained.
but still, it was a good day.
i got to hang with my sister. we did absolutely nothing together all day.
she's pretty raaadd.

so this weekend I learnt...
some things (people) are definitely better left in the past.
i've lost all respect for my boss. (she's a looney)
my friends are ah-mazing.

i love rain. (it brings these)

i miss summer already.
but I'm looking forward to Autumn. (the light is glorious. it's when I take my best photos.)

peas and happiness x

goodbye summer...

it's the last weekend of summer...
i'm off to have some fun in the sun.

peas and happiness x

Thursday, February 25, 2010

another aussie gold!...

would you believe that the Vancouver Games have been our most successful Olympic Games ever. and our medal tally is only (2)gold (1)silver.
i guess its pretty obvious we're a summer/surf/beach nation.
but congrats to Lydia Lassila who won gold in the ladies' freestyle skiing aerials finals
go Aussies!

peas and happiness x

fav music Thursdays...

i'm obsessed with this song. maybe because it reminds me of how much I love this city. and how much I miss it.

Empire State Of Mind by Jay- Z and Alicia Keys
i've had this song on repeat for agessss

peas and happiness x

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

secretly i wish...

secretly I wish I had someone to do this with...

peas and happiness x

Monday, February 22, 2010


haha I almost forgot. 
yesterday I got one of my rings stuck on my middle finger. 
i'd worn it out the night before, and forget to take it off before I went to bed. 
so i woke up to find it absolutely glued to my finger and for the life of me couldn't get it off.
i started to panic. 
and what do I do when I panic?
i call my dad!

so the phone call goes something like this...
me "DAD, hi. it's me. umm I have a ring stuck on my finger and you have to cut it off. it hurts. it's turning purple... well maybe not purple. but red. it's definitely red. it won't come off. i've tried. you have to cut it off!"

dad "woooaaa back up. what's stuck on your finger?"

me "a ring. a ring is stuck on my finger. you have to cut it off."

dad "ok. ok. calm down. come over. i'll take a look. and we'll go from there. it's not bad enough that you should go to a doctors or hospital?"

me "hospital??? you think I have to go to hospital"
(panic panic panic)

dad "no, that's not what I said. just come over. I'm sure it'll be ok. i'll see you soon."

me "oh ok. yeah I'll see you soon..."

soooooooo anyway. long story short. the ring came off. eventually. after wrapping it in an ice pack. and then drenching my finger in olive oil. and a lot of twisting and pulling. and swear words.
it came off.  
thankyou daddy.

(this is the culprit ring and the ice pack)

i hope everyone's sunday was better than mine.

peas and happiness x

hello sunshine...

man was it hot today... like ridiculously hot.

too bad I was at work. alllll day. and didn't get to have ANY fun in the sun.

peas and happiness x

Sunday, February 21, 2010

the world...

peas and happiness x

aussie aussie aussie!...

congratulations Torah Bright.
Australia's first 2010 Winter Olympics GOLD medalist!
how gorgeous is she!

peas and happiness x

Friday, February 19, 2010

(500) days of summer...

i just finished watching (500) Days Of Summer... (again)
i'm obsessed! 
Zooey  Deschanel is outstanding as Summer and you can't help but feel for (and love) Tom played by Joseph Gordon- Levitt as he falls tragically in love.

it's an age old story
boy meets girl. boy falls in love. girl doesn't.  (or vice versa)

one of my favourite quotes is from Tom's little sister Rachel... 

Tom "who's Larce from Norway"
Rachel "just some guy she met at the gym with Brad Pitt's face and Jesus' abs..."
whistle blows
Tom "wait, coach, we're not done here..."

... there's something about the way she says jesus' abs that cracks me up every time! 

i might go watch it again! and again and ...

peas and happiness x

Thursday, February 18, 2010

fav music Thursdays...

You've Got The Love by Florence And The Machine.
her voice is amaaazing.

peas and happiness x

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

5 things...

getting to know me. in point form!

1. i live by the beach.
 it's (almost) my backyard!

2. i love taking photos.
 i'm addicted.

3. this is my family.
 they rock.

4. i want to travel the world.
 and I've already begun.

5. friends make life so much fun.

peas and happiness x

Monday, February 15, 2010

secretly i wish...

secretly I wish I wasn't a muggle and that Ron Weasley was my boyfriend...

peas and happiness x

Sunday, February 14, 2010

yeah, my mum is pretty raaaadd...

so I woke up this Valentine's Day morning and went to grab my phone from my handbag,
only to find a giant chocolate freckle hiding in there!
(naturally I had some for breakfast!)
of course I immediately realized that the instigator of this was either my mum or dad, since I had been over at their house the night before!
  (+they are just too cute)
so to find out the perpetrator
 (and to say a big thank you of course)

I sent mum this short text:
"I found my giant freckle was it u or dad? U rockkk!"

she replied:
"Didnt know it was missing!"

"HA HA ur hilarious! I loooove u"

"Luv u 2"

I love my mum. she has style and a quirky sense of humor.
we get each other. we fight like cats and dogs.
we are the best of friends.
I hope everyone is lucky enough to have a mother like mine.

Happy Valentine's Day
Peas and Happiness x

Thursday, February 11, 2010

fav music Thursdays...

listen. and love!
Let You Down by Hungry Kids Of Hungary.

peas and happiness x

table for one?...

today I am celebrating my 1 year Anniversary
single life
if only back then I could have foreseen the amazing adventures I would have, after being dumped- 
3 days before Valentine's Day might I add (double whammy!)
Thank goodness for my mums cuddles and her wise words of wisdom not to see He's Just Not That Into You at the movies whilst nursing a broken heart.. (best advice EVER... LOVE YA MUM)
so fast forward 1 year and here I am
and Smiling- 
Dimples and all (I think I have a complex)
oh and the best part?
this year I'm off to see Valentine's Day at the movies, and all that my mum had to say was 'have fun'

peas and happiness x

Monday, February 8, 2010

so I learnt from you...

Merry Happy

dancing at discos 
eating cheese on toast
yeah you make me merry make me very very happy
but you obviously, you didn't want to stick around

so I learnt from you
do do do DA do do do do do do DA do do do do do DA do

I can be alone, yeah
I can watch a sunset on my own
I can be alone, yeah
I can watch a sunset on my own
I can be alone

I love this song. I connect with the lyrics so very much. actually I connect with her whole album, it's amazing.
 and with Valentine's Day round the corner, and once again, celebrating it as a single person, I thought it the perfect time to share my Kate Nash obsession. I hope her lyrics make you happy to be single. or at least make you wanna dance and sing a little.

peas and happiness x

Sunday, February 7, 2010

sweet disposition...

i can't get The Temper Trap's song, Sweet Disposition out of my head. every time I sing the lyrics, images pop into my head too. i've had these images running through my mind for weeks. and finally I've got them out. ahhhhhhhhhh.  

yesterday I finally bought myself a canon printer. i love that now my designs seem real, instead of just ideas saved on a file somewhere in my Mac, that never really seem to come to life.
the very first image I printed off went straight on the fridge. not my fridge that is. but the fridge of a bunch of my friends with whom I used to flat. with my presence (I'm sure) sadly missed, I decided that I would leave them with a final image of myself, so that every time the fridge door opens, and they reach for the milk, they can think back and reflect on the fun times we shared.

i'm sure I'm sadly missed.

peas and happiness x

Friday, February 5, 2010


after playing around with a bunch of photos I'd taken of friends on Australia Day, I decided to post them on fb. and was happily surprised when I kept receiving notices telling me that my photos were being used as peoples profile pics.
but my fav response by far was off my friend Chinny, who texted me saying
"I like that hobo looking shot u tagged me in haha"
my response being
"I made u look cool n edgy. I'm a genius behind the camera."
to which he replied
"You are...... Shud frame it"

must say. I was rather chuffed. hahaha
hobo was not the look I was going for. was it?

here are a few more photos of a sunny afternoon spent under the trees at Nth Avoca lake.

peas and happiness x

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


are you considered a blogger when your blogging to nobody but yourself?
does it really matter either way?

hi. I'm Kate. nice to meet you. all of you. or none of you.
I love strawberry jam. and oranges.
I'd love to travel the world forever, taking photos of all or nothing.
while I could spend my whole life travelling. home is where you hang your hat.

I'm looking forward to owning this small space. where I can post my thoughts. ideas. photos and all.
stick around. I'll put the kettle on.

peas and happiness x

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

a beginning...

so. hi.
it's funny how things begin. how a random passing with someone from the past ignites passion and creativity and a craving for something more.
well, that's how this began for me. someone who used to spark my creativity, somehow managed to respark it. not that it was dead. maybe just a little buried.
Thankyou. x

I'm open for business. not business in the conventional sense.
but you know, like in the Bachman- Turner Overdrive song "takin' care of business"

it begins....

peas and happiness x

Monday, February 1, 2010

you are now running on reserve battery power...

damn you macbook
i finally get this up and running

my battery is about to die.

welcome to my life.

peas and happiness x